Job Postings

The following positions have been sent to MSSA to be posted:

Listings found below:

  • University of South Alabama
  • Nevada State College
  • San Jose State University
  • University of Louisville

January 26, 2016

University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama, a growing public research university (Carnegie Classification: RU/H) of ~16,000 students on the Gulf Coast, announces the opening of a tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates will be considered, but an earned Ph.D. in Sociology will be required by the employment start date (August 15, 2016). Applicants must have expertise in Sociological Theory. Secondary specializations are open, but proficiency in some form of inequality (e.g. Class/Race/Gender) and/or Crime & Deviance will be viewed favorably. Applicants should demonstrate a clear research agenda, or potential for such, and should have classroom experience and an exemplary teaching record. The position includes expectations for service commensurate with the University’s mission.

The University of South Alabama is the leading comprehensive public university on the central Gulf Coast, with a diverse student body and a friendly, highly accomplished, faculty. It is located in Mobile, Alabama, a small vibrant city (MSA pop. ~1/2M) with a rich history and unique culture. The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work is made up of 16 productive, supportive, and collegial full-time faculty.

Applicants should send packet containing: letter of application, CV, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts and three reference letters to:

Doug Marshall

Chair, Sociology Theory Search Committee

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

5991 USA Drive N, Room 34

University of South Alabama

Mobile AL 36688-0002

Review of applications will begin on 12 February 2016 and continue until position is filled.

The University of South Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.


January 13, 2016

Nevada State College

The Department of Social Sciences at Nevada State College invites applications for a Lecturer of Sociology to begin in the fall of 2016. Applicants in all areas of sociology are welcome to apply.

About Nevada State College
Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to shape the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in southern Nevada. Faculty in the Liberal Arts & Sciences work in state-of-the-art facilities that feature “smart” classrooms (with a Sympodium, lecture-capture system, document cameras, etc.); the average class size is 27 students.

NSC serves approximately 3,500 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved—a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty are devoted to excellence in teaching and working across disciplines to explore innovative techniques to enhance student learning. Scholarship is also valued at NSC, with faculty receiving support for research projects and conference attendance. For more information about working for NSC, please watch this video.

About Sociology at NSC:
Sociology is housed within the multi-disciplinary Department of Social Sciences. NSC offers an 18-credit minor in Sociology, and sociology courses are integrated into the Social Justice minor as well as the new Gender and Sexuality Studies minor that will be introduced in Fall 2016. Sociology courses fulfill the Social Sciences and Cultural Diversity areas of the core curriculum and are degree electives for students in psychology, nursing, and education.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach lower- and upper-level courses in sociology in a variety of formats (in-person, hybrid, online). The sociology lecturer will teach 4 courses per semester; 2-3 courses each semester will be sections of the introductory survey course (SOC 101).
  • Serve on departmental and college-wide committees.


  • Non-tenure-track lecturer, three-year rolling contract.
  • Salary of approximately $40,000 per year. Faculty also have opportunities to earn overload pay for courses taught in winter or summer sessions.
  • Excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 11 paid holidays, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, family educational benefits, and two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.


  • Master’s degree in sociology.
  • Ability to teach Principles of Sociology (SOC 101) and at least one of the following: gender (SOC 453), race/ethnicity (SOC 471), social inequality (SOC 441).
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and a sincere interest in joining a teaching college devoted to providing opportunities for a largely under-served student population.
  • Demonstrated commitment to or interest in working with a diverse student population.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States (NSC currently does not sponsor visas for international employees)


  • Ability to teach a variety of courses in NSC’s sociology curriculum or related disciplines (such as women’s studies or ethnic studies). The lecturer would have opportunities to introduce new sociology courses to the curriculum as needed.
  • Experience in web-based course management. (NSC uses Canvas as our learning management system.)
  • Experience with (or desire to teach) online or hybrid classes.
Quicklink for Posting

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Relevant Class Assignment or Assessment
  5. Student Course Evaluations
  6. Course Syllabi

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document

November 19, 2015


Specialization: Open Specialization, Criminal Justice, Criminology or Justice Studies Job Opening ID (JOID): 23473 Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track Qualifications: Required—  Ph.D. with research and teaching agenda in any area of criminal justice, criminology, or justice studies.  Commitment to teaching excellence with technology integrated into teaching; ability to teach online classes  Active research agenda with strong potential for publications and funded research  Awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience Preferred—  Ability to teach research methods and statistics to undergraduate and graduate students  Substantive area is open, but candidates with research and teaching in policing, corrections, prosecution, legal studies, and/or justice and minority communities are particularly encouraged to apply  Strong record of teaching excellence  A global or international perspective in teaching and research Responsibilities:  Maintain effective teaching in the Justice Studies undergraduate and graduate programs, including teaching required skills courses and providing guidance for graduate student research projects  Actively participate in departmental governance, including curricular development, planning and implementing departmental activities, and student support  Develop and maintain an active research and publishing agenda  Advise students, collaborate with other faculty, and perform professional service to the University, community, and academic profession  Address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, religion, nationality, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: August 22, 2016 Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Application Procedure: For full consideration, upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by December 15, 2015 at Please direct questions to: Chair James Lee Department of Justice Studies San Jose State University


The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position at rank of assistant professor beginning August 1, 2016 with specializations in both sociology of education and racial and ethnic relations.  PhD in Sociology must be completed by August, 2016.  Candidates with an orientation to grant-supported research and strong promise of research productivity and teaching excellence will be favored.  The department offers BA, BS, MA, and PhD degrees.   The University requires that all candidates apply online at (under Faculty/Administrator Positions,  Job ID: 32413).   Send cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Dr. Jonetta Weber, Sociology Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.  Inquiries to Postmark deadline is January 4, 2016.  The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity employer.